A Primer for Women’s Health: a 52-week series produced by the National Institute’s of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health.
The jump has occurred among men and women in most age groups, but young adults remain the most affected. Several counties have seen more dramatic upswings, including Spokane, Yakima, Thurston, Kitsap and Benton counties, which are at outbreak levels.
Immunization rates for Washington teens improved for some vaccines, while holding steady for others, according to a new national study.
Teens are not receiving recommended vaccinations of meningococcal, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis and human papillomavirus during doctor visits, researchers at UW and Seattle Children’s report
Overall death rates from cancer declined from 2000 through 2009 in the United States, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Among men, the overall rate of cancer incidence fell by an average of 0.6 percent annually from 2000 through 2009. Cancer incidence rates were stable among women during the same time period and rose by 0.6 percent per year among children.
Immunization rates among teens in Washington appear to be improving for some vaccines, while holding steady or dropping slightly for others.
One of the most important recent advances in women’s health is a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), writes Valley Medical Center pediatrician Dr. Monica Richter.
What do you do when you’ve finished treatment?How do you coordinate your ongoing care with your primary care doc? How do you keep track of your medical records and get the right information to the right people about what you’ve been through? Gilda’s Club has some answers.
Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center will open a new cancer center that will provide services tailored specifically for women — next Tuesday, June 5th.
The 23,600-square-foot True Family Women’s Cancer Center will occupy the fifth and sixth floor of the medical center’s Arnold Pavilion at 1221 Madison on Swedish’s First Hill campus.
The goal is to bring the [...]
Deaths from cancer in the U.S. declined from 1999 to 2008, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Mortality fell for most cancer types, including the four most common types of cancer in the United States — lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate –, although the rate of decline varied by cancer type and across racial and ethnic groups.
Davis will oversee PATH’s annual budget of $305 million, a staff of nearly 1,200, and a portfolio of projects based in PATH offices in 22 countries. He succeeds Dr. Christopher J. Elias, who left PATH to become president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
While American doctors performed about three or four times as many Pap smears as Dutch doctors did, the rates at which women developed or died from cervical cancer were roughly equal for the two nations.
Mothers-to-be can reduce the risk their children will be be harmed by environmental toxins by takings simple steps to avoid exposure to certain chemicals before they conceive and during their pregnancies.
Health organizations and school districts are using Web sites and texting services to provide teens with accurate information about sex, the New York Times reports.